Church Divided over Garci Case

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Church Divided over Garci Case


Byline: HERN P. ZENAROSA

WHILE the senators continue to quibble over the process of launching anew investigation of the "Hello, Garci" case, leaders of the Catholic Church seem equally divided over whether the Senate probe should be reopened or to put a stop to it for good.

Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales in a statement published in yesterday's newspapers said it was time for the nation to move on, admonishing those concerned to "stop all these things.... Let us be unified."

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But this was hastily opposed by Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz who insisted that before the country could really move forward, there is a need to reopen the case. Even the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, he said, has repeatedly called for the search for the truth.

The fact is that even before the Senate was organized for the 14th Congress, the first issue that the opposition members immediately focused on was the reopening of the Garci case.

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As could be expected, administration senators promptly resisted it. Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Miriam Defensor Santiago, and Ramon Revilla Jr., among others, voiced their rejection to the opposition proposal on various grounds, including questions on the credibility of the main witness, former Sgt. Vidal Doble.

Senator Richard Gordon even went to the extent of warning his colleagues of the possibility of the abolition of the Senate if they went on with the wiretapping investigation of the Garci scandal.

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